The Barbari Goat is a breed of small domestic goat found in a wide area of India and Pakistan, this kind of goat is distributed in the states of Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh in India, and in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh from Pakistan.
History of the Barbari Goat
The Barbari goat gets its name from Berbera, a coastal city located in the Indian Ocean in Somalia, this Barbari goat is one of the 20 classified breeds in India and is most commonly found in the arid and semi-arid regions of the northwest. It is distributed in the states of Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh in India, and in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh of Pakistan. It is also reported from Mauritius, Nepal, and Vietnam. The world population is estimated to be around 2.4 million, of which almost all are in Pakistan.
The Barbari Goat is a small compact-shaped goat that has a small, symmetrical head, with small upturned ears and small horns. The coat is short and the most common is that it has white spots with brownish-red; there are also solid colors. There is one strain surveyed, the Thori Bari.
The Barbari Goat is a dual-purpose breed, raised for both meat and milk, and is well adapted to Indian conditions, it is also a seasonal breeder and is used for intensive agriculture. Milk production is approximately 107 books in lactation of about 150 days.
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